Explore Shillong's crowded bazars for trendy souvenirs. Good buys include mounted butterflies, handwoven shawls, orange honey, black mushrooms, Khasi dresses for women, pineapple, orange and other fruit products

Iewduh(Bara Bazar)

iewduhLocation: East Khasi Hills District, Shillong

Also known as 'Barabazar' is one of the oldest and largest traditional markets and trade centres in the whole of northeast India, Iewduh was originally located in the capital of Hima Shillong-Nongkseh but was later shifted to the present site. The hub of trade and commerce, where most of the shopkeepers are women, it comes under the direct management of the Syiem of Mylliem. Certain rituals are performed every year within the market area known as "Khlieh Iew" where huge monoliths are erected. The religious ceremony signifies invoking the blessings of 'U Blei Shyllong' - the Shillong God and also the market deity 'Ka Iew- Lei Hat-Lei Khyrdop', for trade and commerce to flourish and the upliftment of the economy of Ri Hynniewtrep land of the Khasi State of 'Hima Mylliem'.

Khyndailad (Police Bazar)

police bazar shillongLocation: East Khasi Hills District, Shillong

The more modern market has a number of hotels, multi cuisine restaurants and shops that cater to every need and fancy, and is a popular place where people congregate in the evenings.

Popular Shopping Outlets in Police Bazar

Meghalaya Handlooms & Handicrafts, Purbashree Emporium, Assam Emporium, Khadi Gram Udyog. Also try Grand Bazar, Glory's Plaza, Dedar Market, OB Shopping Mall, Vishal Mega Mart.

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